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Elizabeth Bryan Bachman [B: 2/19/1940; D: 7/18/1942]

Rome News Tribune
Bachman Child Dies Saturday

Submitted by Wendy Bryan

Elizabeth Bryan Bachman, the two-and-one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bachman, died at the residence, 1118 Park Boulevard, at 2:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon after an illness of three months. The child was born February 19, 1940.Besides the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mrs. W. C. Bryan, of Rome, and Mrs. J. S. Bachman, of Tampa, Fla.Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Daniel & Son Funeral Home at 10 o'clock this morning with Dr. John W. Melton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

 

 

Elmer Otis Bagwell

Rome News Tribune Thursday, February 28, 1940

Submitted by Dee Taft

Funeral services for Elmer Otis Bagwell, 31, who died at the home of his uncle, J.B. Bagwell, 915 East First Street, Wednesday night, will be held from the Mark McDonald Baptist church tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock with the Rev. Charles Rector and the Rev. W.O. Denson, officiating. Interment will be in the Fellowship Cemetery. Mr. Bagwell was born and had spent all of his life in Rome, and at the time of his death was employed by the Rome Hosiery mills. He is survived by his widow, and one daughter, Gertrude, also two brothers, Lawrence and Carl, of Rome, two sisters, Mrs. Nora Lindsey, of Rome, and Mrs. Ruth Sexton, of Merriana, Fla., and his mother, Mrs. J.A. Bagwell, of Rome. The following friends will serve as pallbearers, and are requested to meet at the residence at 2:30: J.W. Massey, Emmett Edwards, W.C. Brackett, Cicero Howren, Leo Richardson, and Horace Walker.

 


Harry Bagwell

Rome News Tribune Approximately April 27, 1933
Last Rights Read For H Bagwell, 9, At Cole Chapel

Submitted by Dee Taft

Funeral services for Harry Bagwell, 9, who drowned last Wednesday afternoon in the Etowah River, and whose body was recovered Tuesday, were conducted this morning at 11 o'clock at the chapel of Emmett Cole. The Rev. W.F. Conn, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, officiated, and interment was in the Fellowship Cemetery.  The following were pallbearers: Robert Poole, John Boswell, Alton Hollis, Hampton Worthington, Robert Earnest and Earnest Ford.
Harry is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.A. Bagwell, and the following brothers and sisters: Elmer, Carl, Lawrence, Nora and Ruth, all of Rome.

 

 

Claude R Bailey

Rome Tribune Herald, Thursday, May 4, 1916
Claude Bailey Passes Away

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Claude R. Bailey, aged 25 years, died at his home at Kingston Wednesday morning at 4:30 o'clock. He leaves a wife and two children. Mr. Bailey was the son of Mr. W.G. Bailey and a brother of L. Bailey who is in the employ of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railway here. The funeral will take place from the residence this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock ad the services will be conducted by Rev. May.

 

 

Mrs. Mary Bailey
Rome News Tribune August 18, 1968

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Mary Willis Bailey, 80 of 311 Woodbine Ave., died Friday evening in a Rome convalescent home following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Floyd County, she was born August 6, 1888, daughter of the late William Newton and Martha Jane Adam Willis. She was married to George Leonard Bailey in March 1924. He died July 14, 1963. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Herschel and Herbert Bailey, both of Rome; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Bailey of Rome and Mrs. Warren Pitts of Moultrie; one brother, Jess C. Willis of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Ola Bridges of Rome; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Benton Proctor, James Elrod, Woodrow Parker, Bob Dunaway, Don Bennett and Duran Willis. (Note: Died Aug. 16)

 

 

 Stanley Thomas Bailey

Rome News Tribune November 7, 2001
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Stanley Thomas Bailey, age 49, of 232 Pinson Road in the Shannon community, died early Monday morning at a local healthcare facililty following an illness of several years. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mr. Bailey was born Sept. 13, 1952, a son of Robert F. Bailey and Johnnie Winkle Bailey. He spent his early years in this area and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Bailey served with the U.S. Navy for four years with his last duty assignment as a fireman aboard the USS Vulcan. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bailey is survived by his parents, Robert and Johnnie Bailey of the Shannon community; his two brothers, Donald and Rickey Bailey, both of the Rome area; a special aunt, Margaret Stansell; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Drew Brown and Mr. J. Parnick Jennings, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the family graveside (site?) at Floyd Memory Gardens with the Honor Guard of Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post #5 in charge of military graveside rites. Friends may contact the family at the resident, 232 Pinson Road. Cousins will serve as pallbearers and should meet at the funeral home this afternoon at l:40 p.m.
(Note: Died Nov. 5)

 

 

Mrs. W. A. Baine
Rome News Tribune Thursday, Nov. 3, 1921
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. W. A. Baine, 43, passed away Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at her home near Early, across the Alabama line. She leaves four children and other relatives.  The funeral and interment will occur at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Salem Church.  Mrs. Baines' death will cause sincere sorrow among her many friends and neighbors. (note: died Nov. 2)

 

 

Beulah Farmer Barksdale
Obituary published 25 January 1934 in the Dalton, Georgia weekly newspaper.
Daily Citizen News (June 1953)

Submitted by Gary Harbin.

Mrs. Beulah Farmer Barksdale, 55, died at her home, 301 Chestnut Street, Tuesday at 3 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Virgil E. Barksdale; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Merritt, of Chattanooga; Mrs. Hazel Williamson and Mrs. Betty Black, both of Dalton; Mrs. Helen Chapman of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Rachel Cox of Jonesboro, Tenn., Mrs. Ruth Pallezzo of Detroit; and Mrs. Ann Fielding* of Pensacola, Florida, and 11 grandchildren. *Fielding was a misspelling of Phelan.

 

 

Mrs Fannie Barnes
Rome News Tribune February 16, 1949

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral Services For Mrs. Barnes Set for Thursday
Mrs. Fannie May Barnes, 82, died at her residence in the Barnsley community, at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of 10 months. Born in Greenville, SC. March 20, 1866, daughter of the late Jim and Elizabeth Jordon Smith, she had been a resident of Floyd and Bartow Counties for 68 years and was a member of Barnsley Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Charles R. Barnes; one daughter, Mrs. Lula Lanham, of Kingston, Route 1; three brothers, R. C. Smith of Pelzer, S.C., Eugene Selman, of Williston, S.C. and J. B. Selman, of Rome Route 6; one sister, Mrs. Lula Williams, of Willston, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Barnsley Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Coleston and the Rev. Russell Head officiating. \par Interment will be in Barnsley Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for the services. Pall bearers will be six great-grandsons.  (note: born March 20, 1867 died Feb. 15, 1949 dates on new marker, old marker had BD as March 20, 1866 as obit states)

 

 

 

Henry L Barnes
Published in the Weekly Tribune News, Cartersville, Georgia, Thursday, July 30, 1953, p. 4, column 4

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

 

Henry L. Barnes, 76, died early Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.A. Johnston, 7 Hughes Street, Rome.  He was a native of the Barneslay [sic] Gardens Community of Bartow County and had lived there his entire life. Mr. Barnes was the son of Andrew Jackson Barnes and Adeline Potts Barnes.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Johnston, of Rome; one son, Horace Barnes, of Atlanta; one brother, N.J. Barnes, of Kingston; one sister, Mrs. Lester Raper, of Bryonville. Eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Connennsa [sic] Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melvin P. Smith and the Rev. Russell Head officiating. Interment was in the family lot of Connennsa [sic] Cemetery.  Pallbearers were T.W. Adams, A.S.Adams, C.M. Taylor, Franklin Barnes, William Lanham and William Kerce.

 

 

 

John Barnes
Rome News Tribune May 30, 1928
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Many Friends Are Shocked By Death of John Barnes
John Barnes, age 56, died at his home on the Kingston road, Tuesday at 12 o'clock, after a long illness. The death of Mr. Barnes, who is well known in this community, comes as a great shock to his many friends.  He is survived by three brothers, Henry, Will, and Nathan Barnes, and one sister, Mrs. Lester Raper.
Funeral services were held from the Mizpah church, Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. (Note: died May 29, 1928)

 

 

John Earl Barnes
Rome News Tribune May 21, 1941

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

J. E. Barnes, 73, Dies Monday
J. E. (John Earl) Barnes, well known 73-year old Floyd County farmer, died at his residence on the Alabama Road last night following an extended illness. He had been a resident of this county for the past 40 years. Surviving are the widow, the former Lillie Belle Norton; four daughters, Misses Estell, Ruth and Ruby Barnes, and Mrs. J. T. Youngblood, all of Rome; five sons, J.W. of Anniston; H.E. of Atlanta, Frank H. of Chattanooga; W. N. of Battlecreek, Mich., and A. N. Barnes of Rome; two brothers, H. J. of Anniston and N.E. Barnes of Gadsden, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. M.C. Redden and Miss Stella Barnes, both of Gadsden and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church by the pastor, the Rev. H.E. Wright, and burial will be in the East View Cemetery. Six nephews will serve as pallbearers.  (Note: died May 20)

 

 

 

Mrs Margaret Barnes

Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, January 30, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Death of Mrs. Barnes
W.P. and J.E. Barnes returned Saturday from Anniston, where they went to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Margaret Barnes, who died Friday. She was formerly a resident of Floyd county. Mrs. Barnes was 79 years of age and left five sons and two daughters surviving her.

 

 

Mrs Minnie Mae Barnes
Rome News Tribune July 29, 1970

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Minnie Mae Barnes, 80, of 121 East 13th St. died Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in a Rome hospital following a long illness.
Mrs. Barnes was a native of Bartow County, but had spent the greater part of her life here. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nancy Reeves Lanham, and was a member of the Barnsley Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, N. J. Barnes in 1956.
Survivors include six daughter, Mrs. Lois Johnston, Mrs. Clarence Branton, Mrs. Sarah Darnell, and Mrs. Dorothy Bowen, all of Rome, and Mrs. Milton Langham of Kingston, and Mrs. Jess Deal of Rossville; one son, Frank Barnes of Rome; on sister, Mrs. Russell Head of Kingston; three brothers, Forrest and Walter Lanham, both of Rome and Willie Lanham of Kingston; 33 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. Paul Willis officiating. Interment will be in the Mizpah Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and include Gail Floyd, Doyal Langham, Charles Langham, Dwyatt Deal, Bill Barnes and Gary Barnes.
The body will be at the residence, 121 East 13th Street, after 4 p.m. today. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Note: Died July 27)
 

 

Nathaniel Jackson Barnes
Rome News Tribune November 12, 1956
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

N.J. Barnes, 76, Dies Early Sunday; Funeral Held Today
Nathaniel Jackson Barnes, 76, farmer, of Kingston, Rt. l, died at the residence at 2:10 a.m. Sunday. Although Mr. Barnes had been in declining health for the past two years, his death came unexpectedly. He was born in Kingston, Dec. 7, 1879, son of the late Jackson and Adeline Potts Barnes and had spent his entire life in Floyd and Bartow Counties. Mr. Barnes was married to the former Minnie Lanham on Feb. 23, 1913. She survives, along with seven daughters, Mrs. Sara Darnell, Mrs. Melton (Milton) Lanham, Mrs. Roger Bowen and Mrs. Tom Strickland, all of Kingston, Rt. 1, Mrs. Clarence Branton, Rome Rt. 4, and Mrs. Jessie Deal, Chattanooga; one son, Frank Barnes, Rome Rt. 5; one step-son, Willie Pearson, Calhoun; one sister, Mrs. Lida Raper, Byronville. Thirty grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. today at Mizpah Methodist Church. The Rev. J. W. Eberhart, the Rev. G. Emmett Smith, and the Rev. J. Russell Head officiated. Interment was in Mizpah cemetery. Pallbearers include Tom Strickland, J. S. Beal, Clarence Branton, Milton Langham, ?(illegible) Webb and James Pearson. (Note: died Nov. 11)

 

 

Ruby Jewel Payne Barnes
Rome News Tribune January 23, 2000
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Jewel Payne Barnes will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Willard Willis officiating. Interment will be at Barnsley United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes, 85, of 93 Meadow Drive, died Thursday at a Rome health care center. She was born in Gordon County on Oct. 20, 1914, daughter of the late John Luther Payne and Julia Mae Worley Payne. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include her widower, Cecil Franklin Barnes, to whom she was married on Dec. 23, 1936; two sons, Billy Barnes, Kingston, and Gary Barnes, Rome; two daughters, Ruth Barnes, Rome and Patsy Adair, Adairsville; two brothers, Ford Payne, Taylorsville, and L.V. Payne, Rome; one sister, Doris Montgomery, Rome, nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. (An earlier notice by Jennings Funeral Home stated she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Dewey and Howard Payne and a sister, Floy Payne and pallbearers were Tommy Montgomery, Steven Folds, Pete Price, Ray Lumsden, Jeff Adair and Edward and Jackie Payne. (She died Jan. 20)
 

 

Lucy Vaughn Barrett
Rome News Tribune Oct. 29, 1959
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Friday Services Set For Mrs. L.V. Barrett
Mrs. Lucy Vaughn Barrett, member of a well known Floyd County family died early this morning at her home 707 Avenue B. Mrs. Barrett had been in declining health for several months, her condition having been critical for the past three weeks. Born in Conyers, Ga. on July 6, 1882, Mrs. Barrett was the former Miss Lucy Vaughn, daughter of the late James I. and Frances Whitaker Vaughn. She had spent the greater part of her life in Rome and was a member of the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. She was married on March 10, 1901 to Arthur A. Barrett who survives her. Surviving besides her husband are five daughters, Mrs. M. R. Fricks and Mrs. C. E. Brooks both of Rome; Mrs. John L. Fricks of Carrollton, Mrs. J. C. Smith of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Earl E. Espy of Rossville; two sons, Lewis Barrett of Rome and Harry Barrett of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. D. F. Ellis of Rome and Mrs. George Alford of Acworth; two brothers, Hubert Vaughn of Rome and Hoyt Vaughn of Atlanta. Nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. J. O. Crabbe and Rev. Harry Sutton will officiate with interment to follow in the family lot in the Wax Cemetery. The following will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. They include Wilson Pinion, Bobby Ellis, G.J. Alford, Jr., Roy Walreven and C. W. Barrett, Jr.  The body will remain at the Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home and the family will receive friends tonight between 7 and 9 p.m.  The Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements. (Note: died Oct. 29)
 

 

 

Mrs Thomas J Barron

Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, January 9, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Mrs. T.J. Barron Is Dead
Mrs. Thomas J. Barron, loved by all who knew her, died yesterday morning at 11:40 o'clock, after a long illness, at her home, No. 322 West Fifth street. She leaves surviving her, besides her husband, an adopted daughter, Leila. Deceased was a member of the Fifth Avenue church and had lived a consistent, upright life. She came here about ten years ago from Chattooga county and resided here until her death. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock this morning from the Fifth Avenue church and interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence, are Messrs. S.C. Hall, Henry Thompson, M.C. Carter, G.W. Smith, Frank Nash, and John Wikle.

 

 

Mrs. Sallie S. Bell
Rome News Tribune December 26, 1987

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Sallie S. Bell, 80 of 1005 Flannery St. died early Friday at a Rome hospital after a long illness. She was born in St. Claire County, Ala., on May 24, 1907, daughter of the late Benjamin P. Stewart and Lucy E. Elizabeth Kilgroe Stewart, and was a long time resident of Rome, moving here from Gadsden, Ala. She was a member of the East Rome Church of God, where she was a former teacher and treasurer of the Elder Ladies Sunday School Class; and a former president of the Ladies Auxilary. She was retired from the weaving department of West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Homer C. Bell on July 26, 1953. Survivors inlcude two sons, William H. Bell, Cedartown and Ray C. Bell, Woodstock; two sisters, Mrs. Abelia Waddell; Pell City, Ala., and Mrs. Gladys Bryan, Cedar Bluff, Ala; one brother, the Rev. Leuoman Stewart, Rome, eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be a at 3 p.m. today at East Rome Church of God with the Rev. Paul Stover and the Rev. Bud Holland officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.
 

 

Mrs Mary Johnson Bennett
Rome Tribune-Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Mary Bennett Dies; Burial Today
Monday afternoon at [?] o'clock, Mrs. Mary Johnson Bennett breathed her last. She was 24 years old; and is survived by a husband and a number of relatives. She was a victim of tuberculosis. The funeral will be held from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Clara Wright, No. 303 Walnut avenue, this morning and interment will be in the Lindale cemetery.

 

 

Mr. Lee Benson
Cedartown Standard, Thursday, 1 August 1918
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Teat and Mr. Silas Benson were called Monday to Floyd County by the death of their brother, Mr. Lee Benson, who was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning Sunday. The deceased leaves a wife and four little children.
 

 

Mrs Georgiann Roxie Ray Smith Berryhill
Rome Tribune, Friday, May 29, 1970

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Georgiann Roxie Ray Smith Berryhill, age 78, of Rossville, died Thursday, at her residence. Mrs. Berryhill was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Isom Ray, was born in Calhoun, April 26, 1892, and had resided in Rome for 50 years. She moved to Rossville in 1969 to live with her grandson. She was a member of the Bluffton, Ala. Baptist Church and for thirty years owned and operated a grocery store and cafe in the North and West Rome area. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sanders Berryhill, on October 4, 1942. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Holder, Atlanta, and Mrs. Nettie Beal, South Carolina; one half sister, Mrs. Rosa Lee Phillips, Miami, Fla.; one grandson, Arthur T. Guice, Jr., Rossville; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 P.M. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Parnick Jennings Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. The body will remain at the Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7-9 P.M.. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Tracy Leigh Hodge Biddy
Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, February 14, 1995
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Tracy Leigh Hodge Biddy, age 24, died Saturday. Ms. Biddy was born in Albany and was a long time resident of Cobb County. She was employed by Rainbow Transport. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Lauren Biddy, Rome; a son, Michael Brandon Hodge, Rome; a sister, Edna Hilderbrand, Hiram; a brother, Kevin Barnett, Dallas; a nice. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta with the Rev. Roger Davis officiating. Interment will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta.

 

 

Charles Alexander Bing

Rome News Tribune Janury 29, 1943
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
 

Death Claims Charles Alexander Bing

Charles Alexander Bing, farmer, of Rome Route 5, died this morning at his residence, after a lingering illness. He had been in declining health for the past 12 years. The son of the late Gabe and Rachel Hutto Bing, he was born in Bartow County Sept. 2, 1888, and had been a resident of Floyd County for the past 18 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, (Central War Time) from the Mizpah Methodist Church with the Rev. S. H. Pendley officiating. The intement will be in the family lot in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving Mr.Bing are his widow, the former Miss Willie Gilliam; one son, Gordon Bing, of Rome; two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Williams of Charleston, S. C. and Ann Bing of Rome; three brothers, Walt Bing, of Ft. Payne, Ala., Frank and William Bing of Fitzgerald, GA; one sister, Mrs. Viola Davis, of Anniston, Ala. The following will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the Emmett Cole Funeral Home at l:15 o'clock. Allen Tolbert, Clayton Thomas, Linwood Brown, T.K. Fincher, Milton Jones and Otha Bing. The remains will lie in state at the Cole Funeral Home until time for the service.

 


Mrs Essie Vernell Bing
Rome News Tribune Nov. 12, 1963
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Rites Set Thursday For Mrs. Essie Bing

Mrs. Essie Vernell Bing, 74, of Wayside Road, Kingston Rte. 1, died at her residence at 7:40 a.m. today following an illness of several months. Her condition had been serious for two weeks. Mrs. Bing was born in Floyd County Oct. 14, 1889, daughter of the late Columbus and Maggie Witcher Reeves and had spent her entire life in Floyd County and had been a member of Mizpah Methodist Church for 65 years. She was married to James Henry Bing Dec. 14, 1906, who died April 27, 1939. Surviving are one son, C.H. Bing, of Kingston Rte. 1; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Yarbrough, Kingston Rte. 1; three brothers, T.C. Reeves, Kingston Rte. 1, L. G. Reeves, Rome Rte. 6 and H.S. Reeves, of Rome; one half-brother, Neil Adams, Atlanta, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mizpah Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. James Mitchell, the Rev. Jack Smith of Kingston, and the Rev. Ellis Coward, pastor of Blue Pond Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Mizpah Cemetery. The body will be carried to the residence of a son, C.H. Bing, Wayside Road, Kingston Rte. 1, Wednesday afternoon to remain until the funeral hour and pallbearers include Roy Brown, Ralph Kerce, Sid McClain, John D. Brown, Rev. Russell Head and Joe Hazelwood. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

George Thomas Bing

Rome Tribune Herald, July 3, 1913

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

 

 Child Passes Away

George Thomas Bing, the seven-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Bing, died Tuesday night. The interment took place Wednesday at Silver Creek.
 

 

James Henry Bing
Rome News Tribune April 28, 1939
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


James Henry Bing Dies Last Night
James Henry Bing, 57, died last night at 7:40 o'clock at his residence near Morrison Camp Ground, Kingston route 1, after a short illness of pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mizpah Methodist Church. The Rev. B.W. Hancock, pastor, and the Rev. Mr. Gurley of Kingston, will officiate, with interment in the Mizpah cemetery. Mr. Bing was born in Bartow county on May 16, 1881, but had been living in Floyd county for 35 years. He was a well-known farmer and was a member of the Barnsley Methodist church. On December 14, 1906, he was married to Miss Essie Reeves, who survives him. Also surviving are one son, Cliff, a daugher, Miss Nettie Bing, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Alexander, Mrs. Emma Fowler, of Rome; a half brother, John Elledge, of Oklahoma City, Okla. Active pallbearers will include O. S. Stancell, Tom Reeves, Henry Adams, John Fowler, Clink Duck and Hemp McClain. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers, John Kerce, Jule Dempsey, Hamy Kerce, Sam Elrod, Will Willis, Jim McClain, Harvey and Jim Kerce. (Note Died April 27)

 

 

James Wilson Bing
Rome News Tribune May 30, 1960
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


James Wilson Bing, 79, prominent retired farmer of Rome Rte. 5 died Sunday afternoon at his residence following an illness of about three years, his condition becoming serious about nine weeks ago. Mr. Bing was born in Franklin County, March 21, 1881, son of the late Thomas and Neta Caroline Sexton Bing. He was one of the oldest member of the Little Creek Baptist Church having been a member since 1905. He was ordained a deacon in 1929 and had served as chairman and former treasurer. He was a member of the Woodman of the World. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Pearl Alexander, to whom he was married in 1903; one son, Jackson Bing of Rome; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Ware, Mrs. C. H. McDonald, Mrs. C.L. Martin and Mrs. G. H. Manning, all of Rome; four brothers, J. L. Bing of Rome, R.S. Bing of Montgomery, Ala., L. F. Bing of Jonesboro, and Lum Bing of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Holbrooks of Jonesboro and Mrs. George Micchan of Atlanta. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Little Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. D. H. Allred and the Rev. C. W. Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Beech Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will include six nephews, J. P. Bing, Otis Bing, Leonard Bing, T. B. Bing, Albert Bing and Robert Bing. The body will be at the residence to lie in state until the funeral hour. Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

(Note: died May 29, 1960)


 

Mrs Janie Bing
Rome News Tribune Feb. 15, 1925
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Bing Dies at Daughter's Residence After Long Illness
Mrs. O.F. (Janie) Bing, 85 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Fincher, near Young's Mill, Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock after a long illness. Mrs. Bing had been a resident of Floyd County for more than 30 years and was a devoted member of the Baptist church.  She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. D. Fincher, Mrs. John Fowler, Mrs. Ben Alexander, and one son, James Bing, all of Floyd County.  Funeral services will be conducted from Mizpah Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A.B. Elizer will conduct the service. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Daniel Company, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.  (Note: died Feb. 14)

 

 

O F Bing
Rome News Tribune March 30, 1927

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


O. F. Bing Died Today; Funeral Services Will Be Thursday Afternoon
O. F. Bing, 88 years of age, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Fincher, near Young's Mill, following a long illness. Mr. Bing had lived in Floyd County for many years and was active in religious affairs of his community. He had been a member of Mizpah Church about twenty-five years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fincher, Mrs. John Fowler and Mrs. Ben Alexander, and one son, Jim Bing, all of Floyd County. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at Mizpah Church, conducted by the Rev. A. B. Elizer, pastor of North Rome Methodist Church. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. The following friends will act as pallbearers: T. J. Hutcherson, R.L. Adams, R.D. Head, C.H. Fountain, H.L. Barnes and Charlie Barnes. Emmett Cole, mortician, has charge of arrangements.

 

Otha Grady Bing
Rome News Tribune June 20, 1947

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Bing Rites Set For Tomorrow
Funeral services for Otha Grady Bing, 51, who died suddenly yesterday morning at the home of his nephew, Jackson Bing, on the Burnett's Ferry Road, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fellowship Baptist Church. The Rev. A.J. Curtis and the Rev. C.W. Tucker will officiate with iinterment in Fellowship Cemetery. Pallbearers include Leonard Duke, Frankie Duke, C.D. Humphries, Ennis Burnes, Guy Reynonlds and Glover Carter. Mr. Bing is survived by five brothers, J. W. and J.L. Bing of Rome, R.S. Bing, of Selma, Ala., L.F. Bing, of Atlanta, and Lum Bing, of Livingston; two sisters, Mrs. G.R. Holbrooks, and Mrs. G.A. Mitchiam, both of Atlanta.
 

 

Mrs Julie A Bishop
Rome News Tribune, October 6, 1963
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Rites Incomplete for Mrs. Julie A. Bishop
Mrs. Julie A. Bishop, 80, 403 E. 19th St. died at the residence of a son, Fain Bishop, at 8:25 p.m. following an extended illness. Mrs. Bishop was born in Cherokee County, Alabama March 3, 1883, but had spent most of her life in Rome and Floyd County. She was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Church. Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Bishop, September 21, 1955, and by a daughter, Mrs. Willie Swindle, March 17, 1963, by a son, Eartis Bishop, July 23, 1951. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Studdard, Mrs. Raymond Kines, and Mrs. Alfred Tidwell, all of Rome, and Mrs. J.R. Underwood of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sons, Donald Bishop, Fain Bishop, Rudolph Bishop, all of Rome, and John Bishop of Anniston, Ala.; 32 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, one brother, John Durham of Centre, Ala., one sister, Mrs. Lula McAbee of Gasden, Ala. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 

 

Infant of Mr and Mrs W H Blanton

Rome Tribune Herald, July 8, 1913
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Infant Dies

The two weeks' old infant of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Blanton died Sunday night. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the Spring Creek church and the services were conducted by Rev. Henry Wormack.

 

 

Clara May Blaylock
Rome Tribune Herald, February 8, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Child Dead
Clara May, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Blaylock, died at the home of her parents, on South McLin street Sunday morning, after an illness of two days with diptheria. The funeral was held from fellowship church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

 

 

Dewey Blissitt
Rome News Tribune Jan. 21, 1928

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Young Child Died At Local Hospital
Dewey, nine-months-old son of Mrs. J. H. Blissitt, died at a local hospital Friday morning at 3 o'clock after an illness of one month. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs. M. L. Nichols at Rockmart. Interment will be in the Rockmart cemetery.

 

 

A.G. Bobo
Source; Confederate Veteran Magazine 1910, page 90.
Submitted by Nancie O'Sullivan
 

On February 19, 1903, the soul of Comrade A.G. Bobo passed into the land of peace, where he will again enjoy companionship with those noble sons of the South who have preceded him. A.G. Bobo was born in Floyd Co., Ga., March 19, 1839. At the age of 22, when the war began, he enlisted in the Confederacy with Company E of the 8th Ga. Regiment, Infantry. This regiment was assigned to the Army of Virginia. Comrade Bobo was wounded in the left hand at Gettysburg. He was also wounded in the right arm during the battle around Richmond. This maimed old hero was a conspicuous actor in the ranks of the chivalrous army of the South in the great war drama. At the close he returned to his desolated home in Georgia, but soon went to Montgomery C., Miss., and in 1867 married Miss Maggie Fair, the daughter of Richard Fair, a Mississippi planter and in 1868 he, with his family, migrated to Hood Co.,Texas.  Comrade Bobo was an exemplary member of the Baptist church and was one of the charter members of Joe Wheeler Camp, No. 581, U.C.V. of Cresson, Tx., serving as first lieutenant since its organization. A widow , five daughters, and two sons survive him.

 

 

Virginia Louis Boddie
Rome Tribune Herald, Monday, November 19, 1984
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Virginia Louise Boddie, 2107 Maple Rd, died Sunday afternoon at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Boddie was born in Floyd County, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lillie Ann Brown Adams. She had been a resident of Floyd County all of her life.  Survivors include the widower, Clifton S. Boddie, Rome, three sons, Wayne Boddie, Riverdale, Kenneth Boddie and Clifton L. Boddie, both of Rome; one brother, J.C. Adams, Rome, one sister, Mrs. Annie Dell Satterfield, Rome, two grand-daughters, nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Floyd Memory Gardens with the Dr. William F. Scarbrough officiating.

 

Mrs Bessie Boggs
Rome News Tribune Sept. 21, 1986

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Bessie Boggs, 93, of 1161 Sand Springs Road, died Friday evening at the residence. Mrs. Boggs was born in Floyd County, April 4, 1893, the daughter of the late Melvin Green and Jennie Swafford Green. She was a life-time resident of Floyd County and a member of Armuchee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Boggs, in 1961. Survivors include a son, Grady Boggs, Rome; five daughters, Mrs. Pansy Campbell, and Mrs. Elva Cordle, both of Texas Valley community; Mrs. Ruby Smith, Atlanta, Mrs. Avalene McGhee, Rome and Mrs. Katherine King, Dalton; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Armucheee Baptist Church with the Revs. Winston Barton and Bobby Stephens officiating. Interment will be at Sand Springs Cemetery in Texas Valley. Pallbearers are Tommy Cordle, Edwin Campbell, Mike Smith, Rick Cordle, Grady Boggs, Jr., Rob Settle, Bill Henderson and Don Coleman. (Note:died Sept. 19)

 

C D Boggs
Rome News Tribune June 23, 1937

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


C. D. Boggs, 54 Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday
C. D. Boggs, 54, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at his residence, 1005 Avenue B. He had been in declining health for a year, and his condition became serious severals weeks ago. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. H. F. Joyner and the Rev. J. E. Smith will officiate, and the interment will be held in the Sand Springs Cemetery.  Mr. Boggs was born in Floyd County and had spent his entire life here. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Glen and Monroe Boggs; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Oden; one sister, Mrs. Frankie Calloway, all of Rome, a brother, W.H. Boggs of Oklahoma City, Okla., and one grandchild. Pallbearers will include Dan and Emmett Burk, Richard and Mose Aycock, Bryant Rush and Lonnie Hicks. (Charles D. Boggs died June 22, 1937)

 

 

Mrs Emma Ruth Boggs
Rome News Tribune Aug. 14, 1963
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral Set Thursday For Mrs. Emma Boggs, 70
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Ruth Boggs, 70, of 504 West 12th St., who died in a Rome convalescent home Tuesday evening, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. J. A. Nolan and the Rev. S. H. Pendley officiating. Interment will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight. At other hours the family will be at the residence onWest 12th St. Pallbearers include Hobart Bennett, Albert Brown, Jimmie Johnson, Everett Meadows, Clayton Byars and Evans Burnes.
She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County her entire life and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. Her husband, James Walter Boggs, died Feb. 21, 1939. (Note: Emma Boggs died Aug. 14)

 

Ezekiel Boggs

Rome News Tribune September 23, 1919
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Ezekiel Boggs Passes Sunday
Another member of the local camp of Confederate veterans passed into the Great Beyond Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in the person of Ezekiel Boggs, age 78. He died after a short illness at his home in Texas Valley, this county. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Anna Reeves and Mrs. Frankie Callaway; three sons, Henry, Charles and Jas. Boggs, all of this county. He was a faithful and highly respected member of the M.E. Church. The funeral was held from Sand Springs Church yesterday morning at 11 o'clock and the interment was in the cemetery adjoining.

(Note: died Sept. 21)

 

George (Mutt) Boggs
Rome News Tribune December 13, 1982
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


George (Mutt) Boggs, 68, Little Texas Valley Community, Sand Springs Rd., died Monday afternoon following an extended illness.  Mr. Boggs was born in Floyd County on June 3, 1915, son of Mrs. Bessie Green Boggs and the late G. W. Boggs. He was a member of the Armuchee Baptist Church and had spent his entire life in Floyd County. He was a retired construction worker.  Survivors include his mother, Mrs. G. W., Boggs, Little Texas Valley; one brother, Grady Boggs, Rome; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Pansy) Campbell and Mrs. Elva Cordle, Little Texas Valley, Mrs. Max (Ruby) Smith, Atlanta, Mrs. J. A. (Avalene) McGhee, Rome, Mrs. N.O. (Katherine) King, Dalton; two daughters, a number of nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sand Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Winston Barton officiating.  (Note: died Dec. 12)

 

 

George Washington Boggs
Rome News Tribune Nov. 6, 1961
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


George Washington Boggs, Retired Forest Ranger, Succumbs
George Washington Boggs, 73, retired farmer and former Chief Ranger for the Floyd County Unit of Georgia Forestry Commission, died at his residence Sunday morning following an extended illness.  Mr. Boggs was born in Floyd County, Sept. 16, 1888, son of the late Lindsey J. and Martha Tolbert Boggs, and had spent his entire life here. He had been with the Georgia Forestry Commission for 18 years, prior to his retirement seven years ago, and had been a member of the Armuchee Baptist Church since 1936.  Mr. Boggs is survived by his widow, the former Miss Bessie Green, to whom he was married Oct. 18, 1908; two sons, Grady and George Boggs, Jr., both of Rome; five daughters; Mrs. Ernest Campbell and Mrs. T.J. Cordle, both of Rome, Mrs. A. M. Smith of East Point, Miss Avalene Boggs of Atlanta, Mrs. N.O. King of Dalton, one sister, Mrs. Aaron Johnson of Rome; one brother, Horace Boggs of Rome; 13 grandchildren; one grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. today in the Armuchee Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Camp, and the Rev. S.H. Pendley officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Springs Cemetery.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Edd Demsey, Carl Burnes, Jodie Hawkins, Ruben Buffington, J. C. Ash and Julius Cordle. The Georgia Forestry Commission personnel will serve as honory escort.  Jennings Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements  (Note:  died Nov. 5)

 

 

Grady V Boggs Sr
Rome News Tribune June 15, 1995
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Grady V. Boggs, Sr., 85, of 6 Ridgewood Road, died Wednesday morning at his residence. A native of Floyd County, Mr. Boggs was born Oct. 11, 1909, son of the late George W. Boggs and Bessie Green Boggs. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Shannon Boggs on August 2, 1966. Prior to retirement, he was a co-owner of B & M Sales. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Tokay Bivins Boggs; a son, Grady V. Boggs, Jr. Atlanta; three daughters: Karen Settle, Atlanta, Judy Coleman, Roswell, and Jane Parr, Atlanta; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Ruchti and Rev. Bill Davies officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.  (Note: died June 14)

 

 

Horace Boggs Sr.
Rome News Tribune February 7, 1971
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Horace Franklin (Bud) Boggs, Sr., 78, 7 Ridge Dr. died Friday at 9:50 a.m. in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  He was born in Floyd County May 7, 1892, son of the late Lindsey J. and Martha Jane Tolbert Boggs, and had spent the greater part of his life here. He attended the Baptist Church and for many years prior to his retirement, was employed by O'Neill Manufacturing Company. He was married to the former Pearl Johnson Oct. 27, 1912.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Irene Stansell, Rome, two sons, Horace Boggs, Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.; James Lee Boggs, Chattanooga, Tenn; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church with Revs. Max Tucker and J. Howard Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will be at the residence of Mrs. Irene Stansell, 7 Ridge Drive. Pallbearers include Herman Ramsey, John H. Byars, Raymond and Ralph Johnson, Grady Boggs and Bill Stansell. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. (Note:died Feb. 5)

 

 

 

J W Boggs
Rome News Tribune Feb. 26, 1939
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral Sunday for J. W. Boggs
Funeral services for James Walter Boggs, 44, who died Friday night at his residence, 803 Ave. B, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pisgah Baptist Church. The Rev. H. F. Joyner and the Rev. H. E. Wright will officiate, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Boggs had been ill for six weeks with a heart ailment. A resident of Floyd County all his life, he had lived in Rome for the past five years and was connected with the O'Neill Manufacturing Company. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Ruth McCain, son Vaughn Boggs of Rome; two daughters, Mrs. John Byars, of Lavender Station, Miss Jewell Boggs of Rome; his mother, Mrs. L.J. Boggs of Rome; two brothers, H.F. of Rome, and G.W. Boggs of Texas Valley; a sister, Mrs. Emma Lee Johnson, of Rome. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence at 2:15 o'clock, will include W. H. Johnson, Robert Price, Charles Evans, Robert McCullough, Euen Tanner and O. S. Holcomb.  (Note: died Feb. 24)
 

 

Kathryn M Boggs
Rome News Tribune Jan. 21, 2004
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Kathryn M. Boggs, 81, of Chatillon Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, at home after a brief illness.  Mrs. Boggs was a native of Walker County, born Sept. 9, 1922, the daughter of Ola B. Burnham. She was a beautician at the Shop for Beauty in Rome until her retirement in 1994, and was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Beverly White and her husband Pete, of Rockmart and Lynn Huckaby and her husband Larry, of Cedartown and one grandson, Derek Huckaby and his wife, Sondra, of Dunwoody.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas B. Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with Kenneth Moyers officiating.  Interment will be in the Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Daniel's Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.  Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements
 

 

L J Boggs
Rome News Tribune Oct. 18, 1916
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Death of L.J. Boggs
Mr. L. J. Boggs, aged 60 years, died Monday evening at 6 p.m. at his home in Texas Valley after a long illness. Surviving him are his wife and two daughters and three sons who are: Mrs. Minnie Dawson, Miss Emmie Lee Boggs, George, Walter and Horace Boggs, all of this county. The funeral will be at Sand Springs this afternoon at 2 o'clock. (note:died Oct. 17)

 

 

Mrs Martha Boggs
Rome News Tribune April 14, 1940

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. M. Boggs, 82 Dies Sunday.  Mrs. Martha Boggs, age 83, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.R. Johnson, in Glenwood, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, following a period of declining health, and a serious illness of the past 10 days.Mrs. Boggs was born in Adairsville on May 15, 1857, and moved to Floyd County at an early age, where she had resided ever since. She was the daughter of the late George and Malinda Barton Tolbert, and was the mother of the late J.W. Boggs, who preceded her in death in 1939, also the mother of the late Mrs. Minnie Dawson, who passed away in 1928. She was the widow of the late Lindsey Boggs, and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Johnson; two sons, G.W. Boggs, of Texas Valley, and H. F. Boggs, of Glenwood; one brother, J.W. Tolbert, Oklahoma City; and a sister, Mrs. H. J. Green, of Rome. Twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.Funeral services were held from the Sand Springs Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. S.H. Pendley, officiating. The interment followed in the church cemetery.Pallbearers were Farris Bell, Ben Thomason, L.F. Rhinehart, Joe Hawkins, Cliff Hicks and Clyde Widdows. (Note: died Apr. 14)
 

 

Mrs. Grady Boggs
Rome News Tribune August 5, 1966
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Grady Boggs, 48 of 6 Ridgewood Rd. died Tuesday afternoon in a Rome hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Boggs was the former Miss Marjorie Shannon and was born in Rome July 25, 1919, the daughter of Claude D. Shannon and the late Etta Lee Ellison, who died on January 13, 1937. Mrs. Boggs had lived in Rome all her life. She was a graduate of Rome High school and during World War II, she became affiliated with the Commerce Department. She was married in Washington to Grady Boggs, on June 1, 1945. She was past president of the Mount Aventine Garden Club and was active in all phases of church work at the First Christian Church, of which she was a member.  Surviving are her husband; father, Claude D. Shannon; three daughters, Karen Sue, Judu Anne and Etta Jane Boggs, all of Rome; two brothers, Clyde Shannon, of Rome and Herschel Shannon, of Orlando, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Wayne Neiderhuth and Chaplain Z.B.T. Cox officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Cemetery, Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home directing.  The body will be carried Thursday to the church to lie in state from 10 until 11 a.m. The following will serve as active pallbearers: Jesse McGhee, Fletcher Findley, Frank Haskins, Guy Denman, James Weldon and Jimmy Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will consist of the board members of the First Christian Church. The family will be at the residence, 6 Ridgewood Rd. (note:died Aug. 2)

 

 

Mrs. Pearl Boggs
Rome News Tribune March 4, 1974
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Pearl Boggs, 77, of 7 Ridge Dr., died at 10:05 Sunday in a convalescent home following an illness of several months. Mrs. Boggs was born March 28, 1896, in Floyd County, daughter of the late Lee Richard Johnson and Callie Palmer Johnson, and had resided here most of her life. She was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church. Her husband, Horace Franklin Boggs, Sr. died Feb. 5, 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Irene Stansell, Rome; two sons, James Boggs, Chattanooga, and Horace Boggs, Los Angeles; two brothers, Bill Johnson, Cave Spring, Hubert Johnson, Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Huffman, Rome and Mrs. Myrtis Hanson, LaFayette, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Holcomb and Max Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The body will remain at the Jennings Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there from 7 to 9 p.m. today. At other hours they will be at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Stansell, 7 Ridge Dr. Pallbearers will include Milton Stewart, Jerry Penny, James Z. Loyd, Bill Johnson, Doyal Grant, and Raymond Johnson. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. (Note: died March 3)
 

 

Vaughn Boggs
Rome News Tribune Apr. 3, 1958
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for Vaughn Boggs, 41, former Roman who died unexpectedly Saturday in a Dallas, Texas hospital, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Ruchti officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Pisgah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hobart Bennett, Olan Skinner, Cliff T. Moore, Clayton Byars, J. R. Medlock and Guy Bone.  Apr. 4. Funeral services for Vaughn Boggs, former Roman who died in a Dallas Texas hospital, were held at 11 a.m. today from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W.C. Ruchti officiating.  Interment followed in the family lot of Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Boggs had spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County prior to going to Texas last September.  (note: born Apr. 23, 1916, died March 29, 1958)

 

George W Bolinger
Rome Tribune Herald, January 1, 1956

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

G.W. Bolinger Dies; Funeral Rites Today
George W. Bolinger, 77, of Cave Spring, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He had been a member of the Baptist Church at Cedartown since early manhood. He had spent his entire life in Floyd and Polk counties. Survivors include the widow, the former Turay Moncrieff; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude McEver of Aragon and Mrs. Minnie Reaves of Key, Ala., five sons, Lee, of Cave Spring, Jack of Attalla, Ala., R.B. of Rome, Doyle of Centre, Ala., and James of Anniston, Ala. A stepson, Will Murray of Sylacauga, Ala. also survives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday at the Friendship Church near Forney, Ala. Officiating will be the Rev. Edd Dempsey of Cave Spring, the Rev. Willie Conn of Rome and the Rev. Alford Dimmimon of Centre. Six grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

Mrs Inez Bolinger
Rome News Tribune Feb. 5, 1973
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Inez Bolinger, 72, of 732 North Fourth Ave., died Saturday afternoon at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Bollinger was born in Cherokee County, Ala., on Aug. 15, 1900, daughter of the late Clifton and Abbegale Brownlow Poole. She had spent the greater part of her life and Alabama and had resided in Rome and Floyd County for several years. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church. Her husband was the late Lee Bollinger. Mrs. Bollinger is survived by one brother, Clarence Lee Poole, of Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of the Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home. The Rev. George Adams officiated. Interment was in the family lot of the Friendship Baptist Cemetery near Centre, Ala. The following served as active pallbearers; James Covington, Paul Reeves, Howard Smith, Eugene Poole, Jimmy Manning and Donald Espy.
 

 

Mrs Lollie S Bozeman
Rome News Tribune May 9, 1978

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Lollie S. Bozeman, 79, Rome Rte. 4, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday in a Rome nursing home following an illness of one year.  Mrs Bozeman was born Aug. 27, 1898, in Floyd County, daughter of the late Samuel and Seany Callaway Satcher, and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Turner Chapel Baptist Church and the Extension Sunday School and had taught school for several years in Bartow County. Her husband, Arthur Lee Bozeman, died Nov. 26, 1963. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Adair, Rome; six sons, Alfred Lee Bozeman, Marietta, Henry Earl Bozemen, Dallas, Harold Lamar Bozeman, Marietta, Samuel Allen Bozeman, Marietta; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Branton, Rome; Mrs. Allie Ledbetter, Thomaston, 13 grand-children, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. C. L. Curry officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. today.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

Mrs L L Braden
Rome Tribune Herald, May 2, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Death of Mrs. L.L. Braden
Mrs. L.L. Braden died at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home near Pinson's, in this county, after a week's illness with pneumonia. Her husband and four little children survive her. Decedent was a member of the Baptist faith, a good woman, wife and mother whose death is deeply regretted by all who knew her. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the residence and interment will be in the Salmon cemetery, near her home.

 

 

Billy Bradford
Rome News Tribune, October 23, 1946

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Last rites were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Damascus Baptist Church for Billy Bradford 12 year old son of T. T. Bradford, of Silver Creek, Route 1, who died of a shotgun wound Tuesday afternoon at his home. Officiating were the Rev. J. C. Rogers and the Rev. Jess McCain. Burial was in the family lot in Damascus Cemetery. Billy was born on December 6, 1933, and was a student at Harmony School. His mother preceded him in death on December 26, 1938.
 

 

Bruce Bradford
Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, April 3, 1910

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Little Boy Dies.
Bruce, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Bradford, died at the residence in East Rome Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the residence by Rev. Mr. Carnes.

 

Mrs C B Bradford
Rome News Tribune Oct. 10, 1984
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. C.B. Bradford, 87, 17 Reece St. died Tuesday evening at a Rome hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Bradford, the former Elberta Ashby was a native of Bartow County, born Aug. 3, 1897, daughter of the late Hiram Charles and Elizabeth Dempsey Ashby. She was a member of North Rome Church of God, having taught in the Sunday school department for several years. She was recently honord by the church as having the longest attending membership. Mrs. Bradford was precedced in death by her husband, Clarence B. Bradford, Dec. 28, 1968, to whom she was married March 5, 1916. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J.W. (Mary) McKenzie, Rome, Mrs. Margaret Wilson, Atlanta, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at North Rome Church of God, with the Rev. Walter Pettit officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery.
 


William Ward Bragg

Rome News Tribune July 29, 1970
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

William Ward Bragg, 224 Watters St. died Tuesday evening in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bragg was born in Gordon County on March 16, 1895, son of William and Cordie Bragg. He had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County and prior to his retirement, had been associated with the city of Rome for twenty-two years. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He was married to the former Miss Birdie Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Goodwin, of Rome; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Walker Arnold, of Rome; a stepson, Howard Lowe, of Rossville, Ga. one brother, Frank Bragg, of Piedmont, Ala; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home, Revs. John Crowe and Y. E. Graves officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in East View Cemetery.
Active pallbearers include Virgil Bragg, J.M. Bragg, Stanley Bragg, Paul Ray,Wallace Cochran, and Ray Hulsey. An honorary escort will be composed of employees of the City of Rome Works Department. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. At other hours, they will be at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Broadaway, 320 Reynolds St. The Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. (Note:died July 28)

 

 

Thomas Henry Bramblett
The following appeared in the The Chattanooga Times May 20, 1941
Submitted by Tom & Jeannette Greeson.

Dalton, Ga. May 20, 1941. Funeral Services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the South Dalton Baptist Church for Thomas Henry Bramblett, 48, well-known Dalton barber who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Charles Elrod, near Casey Springs Sunday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock. The Rev. W. J. Ray, the Rev. Claude Richardson and the Rev. Bill Cantrell officiated. Mr. Bramblett is survived by his widow: Mrs. Ruby Bramblett; two sons, J.C. and Paul L. Bramblett; two daughters, Mrs. De Ette Fossett and Mrs. Frances White, and one sister, Mrs. Lee Hall, of Tilton. Burial was in the West Hill Cemetery with Kenemer Brothers in charge.

 

 

W H Branham
Rome Tribune-Herald, October 16, 1913

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Funeral of Mr. W. H. Branham To Be Held This Morning
W.H. Branham died yesterday in a hospital in Birmingham after an illness of three weeks. The remains were brought to Rome and the funeral will take place this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the West Rome Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J.E. Smith, assisted by Rev. C.L. Conn. Mr. Branham was a decorator and painter by trade and recently went to Birmingham to secure a position. He formerly lived in West Rome. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Baptist church. He leaves a wife and five children, four daughters and one son. The following gentlemen will act as pall bearers: H.J. Arnold, W.F. Conn, J.J. Conn, R.L. Wa?e, C.W. Sanders and J.A. Hudson. The interment will be in the Fellowship burying ground.

 

 

Arthur Lee Branton
Rome News Tribune Nov. 1959
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

The funeral services for Arthur Lee Branton, 66 of the Callier Springs Rd., who died in a Rome hospital Wednesday afternoon were conducted today at Spring Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. J. H. Holcomb and the Rev. H. E. Green officiatiated with interment in the family lot of Spring Creek Cemetery. A native of Floyd County, he spent his early life here and later moved to Bartow County. He moved back to Floyd County recently. He was a farmer and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 

 

Mrs Carrie Bell Satcher Branton

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Carrie Bell Satcher Branton, 87, Rome Rte 11 Mountain View Road, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday in a Rome nursing home following an illness of one and a half years. Mrs. Branton was born in Floyd County, Dec. 23, 1893, daughter of the late Sam and Seany Calloway Satcher and resided most of her life here. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and the Women's Adult Sunday School class. Her husband, Arthur Lee Branton, died Nov. 17, 1959. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Thelma) Turner, Rome, Mrs. Clarence (Addie) Moore, Adairsville, Mrs. Earl (Ethel) Taylor, Marietta and Mrs. J. B. (Evelyn) Bridges, Atlanta, six sons, Otis Branton, Cassville, Joe Branton and William Branton, both of Kingston, Louis Branton, Silver Creek, Ralph Branton, Cedartown and Eugene Branton, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Allie Ledbetter, Thomaston; 25 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jacks Chandler and Howard Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are Donald Satcher, Rufus Nichols, Hoyt Brandon, R. L. Fricks, Elmer Freeman and Albert Satcher.


Mrs Mary Frances Branton
Rome News Tribune April 27, 2000
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Branton dies April 25, 2000
Mrs. Mary Frances Branton, 78, of 665 Chulio Road S.E. died Tuesday at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Branton was born in Bartow County on Jan. 16, 1922, the daughter of the late Nathaniel Jackson Barnes and Minnie Lanham Barnes. Prior to retirement she was employed as a nurse's aide at Valley View Nursing Home. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence Franklin Branton, died on June 29, 1995. Survivors include one son, Lindsey Branton of Texas; one daughter Margie Floyd, Rome; one brother, Frank Barnes, Rome; three sisters, Lois Johnston and Dot Bowen, both of Rome and Audrey Langham, Kingston; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Adams, Jerry Branton and Jim Reynolds officiating. Interment will be at Spring Creek Cemetery.
 


Ola Bridges
Rome News Tribune May 20, 1969
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Ola Bridges, 78, of 519 LaPort St. died Monday in a Rome hospital following an illness of several months. Mrs. Bridges was born in Floyd County, Oct. 15, 1890, daughter of the late William Newton Willis and Martha Ann Adams Willis and had resided here her entire life. She was a member of South Broad United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, James Pinkney Bridges, Nov. 1, 1933. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carl Hill, Rome; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edna Cerretani, Rome; two step-sons, Herschel Bridges, Detroit, Mich. and Bob Bridges, Atlanta; one brother, Jesse C. Willis, Rome; one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Brewer officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will be at the residence, 519 LaPorte St. Pallbearers include Benton Proctor, Herbert and Herschel Bailey, Spencer, David and Duran Willis.

 



Mrs Margaret Freeman Bright
Rome News Tribune Feb. 12, 1954
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Rites Conducted For Mrs. Bright
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Freeman Bright, 83, who died at her residence, 426 East 20th Street, Wednesday, were held at 4 p.m. today at the Hollywood Baptist Church. The Rev. Harvey Brown and the Rev. Russell Head officiated and interment was in East View Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Lester Bright, of Rome; one sister, Miss Fannie Freeman, of Birmingham. Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  (Note: died Feb. 10)
 


Mrs Bessie Ruth Brock
Rome News Tribune December 25, 2003

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Bessie Ruth Brock, 87, of 7 Johnson St., passed away at a local hospital on Wednesday, December 24, 2003.
Mrs. Brock was born in Floyd County on May 7, 1916, the daughter of the late Fannie Lou Moss Davis and Frank Davis. She was a member of the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Mrs. Brock was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady G. Brock in 1991, to whom she was married Sept. 9, 1933, her parents; two sisters, Louise Jacks and Billie Wheeler and three brothers, Leon Davis, B. F. Davis and Gordon Davis. Survivors include two sons, David Brock (Shirley) of Lyerly and LeRoy Brock (June) of Rome; grandchildren, Leesa Norton and Tony Brock of Rome, and Randy Brock of Adairsville, and Wesley Brock of Smyrna. Several great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Drummond officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. and include the following: Gary Norton, Tony Brock, Randy Brock, Freddie Hardin, Benny Davis and Lynn Davis.  The Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Ruth Brock.

 


Grady G Brock

Rome News Tribune March 24, 1991
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
Grady G. Brock, 75 of 7 Johnson St. died Thursday evening after an illness of several months.  Mr. Brock was born Sept. 23, 1915 in Floyd County, son of the later O.C. Brock and Annie Lee Reeves Brock. He had been a life-long resident of Floyd County and was of the Baptist Faith.  He had been employed for 29 years by Southern Stove Foundry and later worked for D. & J. Manufacturing of Rome. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines with the Army. Mr. Brock was a member of the Shanklin-Attaway Post No. 5 of the American Legion.  Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ruth Davis Brock, to whom he was married Sept. 9, 1933; two sons, Leroy Brock, Rome and David Brock, Holland; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at West Oak Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. David Coleman and Parnick Jennings, Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Mrs Awilda Laura Oubre Brooks

Rome New Tribune, 11 September 1993
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

Mrs. Awilda Laura Oubre Brooks, age 93, of 233 Bells Ferry Road, passed away Friday at 6:20 P.M. in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Brooks was born in Pointe Coupe Parish Louisiana, July 20, 1900, daughter of the late Vallery Oubre and Orrillia Roubbilard Oubre. Mrs. Brooks was a communicant of Saint Mary's Catholic church since 1934 and was retired as Lunchroom Manager from Saint Mary's School. She was also a member of Saint Mary's Altar Society and the Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club and was the last living Charter member of the Catholic Daughers of America of Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Morganza Louisiana. Her husband C. W. Brooks preceded her in death in 1961. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ann Brooks Payne of Rome, five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass for Mrs. Brooks will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Saint Mary' Catholic Church with Father James Miceli. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Brooks will remain at Jennings Funeral Home where the Rosary will be said tonight at 7 P. M. with visitation to follow. Pallbearers include Herb Landry, Alfred Searies, Ken Patton, Robert Newton, and Emil Helbing and they are asked to meet at Jennings Funeral Home at 12:20 P.M. Monday. Jennings funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Awilda Laura Oubre Brooks.
Those desiring may make contributions to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund.
 

 

 

 Clarence Edgar Brooks Jr

6 January 1999

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mr. Clarence Edgar Brooks, Jr., age 68, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 1999. Mr. Brooks was born June 12, 1930 in Floyd County and was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Rampley Brooks, Cave Spring; daughter, Jennifer Pruitt, Silver Creek; son, Barry Brooks, Chatsworth; father C. E. Brooks, Sr., Lindale; two brothers, Rev. Jack Brooks, Rome and Jim Brooks, Lacy, Washington; two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, January 15, 1999 from the Henderson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Sampley officiating. Interment followed in the East View Cemetery, Rome, GA. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, Lindale, was in charge of the arrangements. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, make this announcement for the family and friends in Cedartown.

 


Henry B Brooks

Rome New Tribune, 15 May 1952
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

Henry B. Brooks, 83, well-known Roman, died at the residence, 1927 North Broad Street, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Brooks had been in declining health since February, but died unexpectedly following a heart attack. He was born in Emerson, August 17, 1868, but had been a resident of Rome, the greater part of his life. Prior to retirement in 1937, he owned and operated a grocery store. He was one of the original founders and stockholders of the Southern Co-Operative Foundry, and had been a member of the North Broad Baptist Church for 40 years. He was married to the former Mary Eleanor Holland in 1885, who preceded him in death in 1914. In 1915 he was married to the former Josephine Tarvin Smith, who preceded him in death in 1941. He was also preceded in death by three sons, R. C., Albert, and O. C. Brooks. Surviving are two sons, Robert, of Rome, and H. Quincy Brooks, Fountain City, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. H. B. Crutchfield, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; four step-sons, Homer, Clyde T. and John S. Smith, all of Rome, and Robert M. Smith, Detroit; one step-daughter, Mrs. A. L. Lester, Anniston, Ala. Twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert S. Tucker and the Rev. Clyde Lee officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Jennings' chapel until time for funeral services. Pall bearers will include W. E. Dellinger, Clyde Shropshire, Wright Bagby, Griffin Rush, Winston Freeman and Clifford Brown.

 

 

Mrs J R or J B Brooks
Rome Tribune Herald, Tuesday, December 9, 1913

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. J.R. Brooks Dies At West Rome Home
Mrs. J.B. Brooks died at her home in West Rome Sunday morning about four o'clock after a short illness. She was about sixty years of age and leaves three children, two sons and one daughter.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the residence and was conducted by Rev. L.E. Wright. The interment was in Oakland cemetery.
 

 

Robert Bascom Brooks

Rome New Tribune, 5 July 1954
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

Robert Bascom Brooks, 49, died suddenly at his residence, 1927 North Broad St., at 12:30 Sunday morning following an attack suffered a few moments earlier. Mr. Brooks had not been well for several years, but had continued to be active until his death Sunday. He was born in Rome November 15, 1904, son of the late Henry B. and Mary Ellinor Brooks and had spent his entire life here. For a number of years he operated his own grocery store but for the past nine years he had been associated with the Colonial Stores. He served in World War II as an X-ray technician in the U.S. Army. Mr. Brooks was a member of the North Rome Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Henry B Brooks, May 14, 1952, and by two brothers, R. C. Brooks, a former Rome city commissioner, Dec. 24, 1951 and H. Quincy Brooks May 28, 1954. Surviving Mr. Brooks is the widow, the former Velma Headrick to whom he was married August 12, 1942; one daughter, Miss Eleanor Brooks; one son, Henry Brooks, all of Rome; one step-daughter, Mrs. M. B. MaHaffey of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. H. B. Crutchfield of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one granddaughter, Miss Cindy MaHaffey of Green Cove Springs, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Lee, pastor of the North Rome Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for the funeral services and pallbearers are requested to meet there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They are Clyde and Walt Baker, Cliff Fowler, Julian Payne, Calvin Owens, and Johnny Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers are requested to meet at Jennings Chapel at 1:45 p.m. and include Cliff Eakers, Winston Freeman, Cliff Brown, Griffin Rush, Taff Pruett, Herbert Carwile, Henry Stewart, and Hill Yarbrough.

 

Mrs Sarah Brooks
Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 11, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Sarah Brooks Dead
Mrs. Sarah Brooks, a widow, aged 82 years, died of pneumonia Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. E. Kinnebrew, on North Broad street. The funeral and interment were at Gore yesterday afternoon, with Rev. Charles Wright officiating at the services. Besides Mrs. Kinnebrew, decedent had another sister, Mrs. M. M. Wright, and a brother, Dr. W. C. Griffin, of Cartersville. She left a daughter, Mrs. William Farmsworth, of Gore, and three sons, Thomas, Charles and Dr. J. C. Brooks, all of Rome. Mrs. Brooks had been a member of the Baptist church sixty years and was a faithful and devoted Christian with a character which won and held the esteem of all who knew her.

 


Velma Lee Brooks

Rome New Tribune, 27 July 1987
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

Mrs. Velma Lee Brooks, 78, of 1501 Old Summerville Road, died Sunday morning at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Brooks was born in Chattooga County, July 12, 1909, daughter of the late James Monroe Headrick and Mary Magdeline Isham Headrick. She had spent most of her life in Floyd county, was a member of the North Rome United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Her husband Robert B. Brooks to whom she was married Aug. 12, 1941, preceded her in death July 4, 1954. Survivors include one son, Henry Brooks of Armuchee; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Durham, Marietta and Mrs. Eleanor Spurlin, Charlotte, N. C.; one sister, Mrs. Sybil Reynolds of Rome; two stepsister, Mrs. Mary Humphries of the Riverside community and Mrs. Ann Blaylock, Rome; a brother Hilton Headrick of Rome; one step-brother, Walter Evans, Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grand-children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Leland Bagwell officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Talley Brothers Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 until 9 p.m. and at other hours they will be the residence, 1501 Old Summerville Road. Pallbearers are requested to meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Talley Brothers Funeral Home and they include, Ricky and David Humphries, Tom Ivey, Earl Storey, Dr. Edwin Brooks, Norman Brooks, Cliff Eakers, and Dudley Rush. Talley Brothers Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Infant Son of Mr and Mrs J W Brookshire
Rome Tribune Herald, February 12, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Infant Dead.
The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brookshire, which died Wednesday night, occurred yesterday from their home, No. 62 McLin street. The child was only ten weeks old. Services were held at Fellowship Church, and were conducted by Rev. T.C. Chastain. Interment was in the cemetery there.


 

Mrs Fannie Brown

Rome Tribune-Herald, Thursday, April 7, 1910

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Young Wife Dies In Lindale Wednesday
Lindale, April 6. Mrs. Fannie Brown, wife of Claud Brown, who resides at 316 Grove Avenue, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock. She is about 26 years of age and leaves besides her husband three children, the youngest being a week old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Lively, of Summerville. The remains will be interred sometime Thursday in the Lindale cemetery.

 

 

Frances Brown

Rome Tribune-Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Little Girl Dead
Frances, the 19-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, died at the home of her parents at Cedartown Tuesday morning at 1:45 o'clock. The body will be brought to Rome this morning at 7 o'clock and will be taken to Old Armuchee, where the funeral services and interment will take place.

 

 

James Brownlow

The Rome Weekly Commercial, Feb. 23, 1876.
Submitted by James O. Black

The Honest, familiar face of the good old man will be seen no more in thi(s) world. Wednesday morning he departed this life, full of years and with a record of honesty, frugality and purity of life and purpose, that the best and the greatest would not be ashamed of. For forty years he has gone in and out before our people, always in quest of duty, and always avoiding offence. Nearly half of his long life has been spent in official duty, either as sheriff or bailiff. He was a constable in South Carolina when the war of 1812 began. He served as a private soldier in that war. From the best information that can be obtained he died in his 90th year. He was the father of thirteen children, only three of whom survive him. He has seventy-four grand children. He has lived a consistent exemplary member of the Baptist church for over 30 years. His last hours illustrated his earnest faith in hie Redeemer, his humble trust in the goodness and mercy of God. His last prayers were full of touching, yea, eloquent pathos and caused those near him to breathe the prayer of David "Oh, that I might die the death if the rightous."  Mr. Brownlow was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He removed to Georgia in the year 1838, and has been a resident of this county for 37 years.
 

 

William Coleman Bryan (B 7/11/1873; D 3/12/1932)
Rome News Tribune
Submitted by Wendy Bryan

Coleman Bryan Taken By Death Early Saturday
Services To Be Held This Afternoon For Lifelong Resident of Rome
William Coleman Bryan, 58, died early Saturday after a long illness, at his home on Second Avenue at East Ninth street. He was born and reared in this city, and was in the employ of J. L. Brannon and Co., for 34 years. His uniform courtesy, unfailing kindness, and strict attention to business won and held a large circle of friends from all parts of the county.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Valeria Vincent Bryan, whom he married in 1895, and the following children: Edith Bryan, Richard, W. C. Bryan, Jr., all of Rome, Mrs. H. B. Parks, of Chattanooga, and Mrs. T. A. Lamar of Rome. Also surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary B. Nevin, of Atlanta; Mrs. W. A. Spraggins, J. D. Bryan and D. C. Bryan, all of Rome.  Funeral services will be conducted at the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr. E. R. Leyburn, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery.  The following friends will act as pallbearers and meet at the Daniel home at 2:30: Gary J. King, T. B. Owens, Berrien, Chidsey, R. M. Gibson, Hughs T. Reynolds, and Claude H. Porter.

 

David Cater (Jack) Bryan [B: 4/29/1887; D: 9/17/1936]
Rome News Tribune (September 17, 1936)

Submitted by Wendy Bryan

Jack Bryan, 49, of Cave Spring, Dies this Morn
Jack Bryan, 49, former Roman, died this morning at his residence in Cave Spring after an illness of several months from angina pectoris. A native Roman, he resided here until about six years ago, and was well-known in this section. Mr. Bryan was a member of the First Presbyterian church here. He was formerly a cashier with the old Citizens' bank. His widow is the former Miss Willie Rose McGinnis, of this city. Surviving him besides his widow are one daughter, Mrs. T. L. Spearman, of Knoxville; a grandson, Allen Spearman; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Spraggins, of Rome, Mrs. J. B. Nevin, of Atlanta; a brother, J. D. Bryan, of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Rome and Atlanta. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel of the Emmett Cole funeral home, with interment in Myrtle Hill cemetery. Complete arrangements will be announced later by the Emmett Cole funeral home.

Rome News Tribune (news clipping without date)
Funeral Service Sunday Morning for Jack Bryan
Funeral services for Jack Bryan, of Cave Spring, will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the chapel of the Emmett Cole Funeral Home. The Rev. Augustus Tilly will officiate, assisted by Rev. John Melton. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will include A.J. Casey, Sr., Bob Tilly, Green Barker, Dr. J. C. Conner, J. Scott Davis and T.G. Austin. Active pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the Emmett Cole chapel at 10:15 o'clock, will include Tip Asbury, Josh Tumlin, Ed Ritch, Sam Albea, Denver Flemming and Roger Asbury.  Mr. Bryan, who is a native Roman and resided here until about six years ago when he moved to Cave Spring, died Thursday morning at his residence in Cave Spring. He was well-known in this section.  Surviving him are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. T. L. Spearman, of Knoxville, Ten.; a grandson, Allen Spearman; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Spraggins, of Rome, Mrs. J. B. Nevin, of Atlanta; a brother, J. D. Bryan, of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Elizabeth Valerie Vincent Bryan [B: 8/27/1876; D: 7/16/1960]
Rome News Tribune
Submitted by Wendy Bryan

Mrs. W. C. Bryan Dies Saturday; Rites Set Today
A member of a distinguished Southern family, she was widely known throughout Georgia and adjoining states.  Mrs. Bryan, the former Elizabeth Vincent, was born in Rome, Aug. 27, 1876, daughter of the late William J. and Eugenia Matthews Vincent.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome and was preceded in death by her husband in 1932.  Survivors include two sons, W. C. Bryan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Richard H. Bryan of Rome; and three daughters, Mrs. T. A. Lamar of Rome, Mrs. Herbert B. Barks of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. Robert Bachman of Rome. Nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted today at 4 p.m. at the graveside in Myrtle Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Gaw officiating.
The body will lie in state at Daniel's Funeral Home.

 

James Daniel Bryan [B: 9/13/1875; D: 12/1944]

(Newspaper clipping with no date or newspaper name)
Submitted by Wendy Bryank

J. D. Bryan Sr. Dies In Houston, Texas
J. D. Bryan Sr., former Lindalean, died Saturday night in a Houston, Texas hospital. He had been hospitalized since Wednesday night, November 29, when he suffered a heart attack. A resident of Lindale for several years Mr. Bryan operated a mercantile business in North Lindale. Funeral services were conducted yesterday in Houston. Surviving are his widow, the former Myrtle Porter, of Silver Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Singleton and Miss Margaret Bryan; one son, J. D. Bryan Jr.; and two grandchildren, Danny Bryan and David Singleton. All the family reside in Houston.
 

 

William (Bill) Coleman Bryan (Born 9/25/1914)
(News clipping without newspaper name or date, probably Knoxville, TN paper)
Submitted by Wendy Bryank

William "Bill" C. Bryan, Knoxville clothier, dies
William "Bill" C. Bryan, a long-time clothier in Knoxville, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He was 86.  A native of Georgia, Mr. Bryan joined the John H. Daniel Co. in Rome, Ga., shortly after it was founded. He helped move the company to Knoxville in 1936. Ten year later, after serving as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, Mr. Bryan bought John Daniel's interest in the company.  He later founded American Clothing Co., Cole Rich Clothing Co. and Hunter & Lords, Inc.  During World War II, Mr. Bryan was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. He retired from the service with the rank of colonel.  He served on the board of directors for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He also served on the board of the Knoxville YMCA, and was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by this wife, Helen Benton Bryan. He is survived by sons, W. Coleman Bryan and Richard Bryan of Knoxville; and daughter, Jan Hartley of Chattanooga.  Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday at Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Funeral services to follow.  Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for a noon interment.
Memorials may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church or to Campus Crusade for Christ.

 

 

A C Buffington
Rome News Tribune April 27, 1960

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

A. C. Buffington Dies Today: Final Rites Set Thursday
A.C. Buffington, 66, of Rome, Rte. 1, died in a local hospital at 5:10 a.m. today. Mr. Buffington had been in declining health for the past three years, but his condition had been serious since Tuesday when he suffered an attack.  Mr. Buffington was born in the Texas Valley Community, July 17, 1893, where he had resided all of his life and was the son of the late Thomas Buffington and Alva Cordle Buffington. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and prior to his retirement, he was a well-known farmer and lumberman in the Texas Valley Community and was a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Essie Green, to whom he was married Dec. 14, 1913; six sons, C.D. "Tim" Buffington, Reuben A., Claude R. and Billy M. Buffington, all of Rome Rte. 1; Herman A. Buffington, Summerville and Edward H. Buffington, Cartersville; step-mother, Mrs. Lula Buffington, Shannon; three brothers, E.L. Buffington, Rte. l Armuchee, Lewis Buffington, Rome Rte. 3 and Gordon Buffington, Rome Rte. 1; four sisters, Mrs. W.C. Hicks, Sr. and Mrs. Charlie Vandiford of Rome, Mrs. Ralph Cordle, Rome Rte 3 and Mrs. J. C. Lowery, Shannon; 18 grand children, two great grand children, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Antioch Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Camp and the Rev. W.F. Conn officiating. Internment will follow in the Sand Springs cemetery.  Active pallbearers will include six nephews, Charles Flippin, Rufus McCrary, Winfred Buffington, Richard and Frank Cordle and W.C. Hicks, Jr. They are asked to meet at the home at 3 p.m. Thursday. An honorary escort will be composed of the following friends, Tom Pledger, Howard Davis, Walter Selman, Earl Storey, Ed Dempsey, Will Corbin, Roy Milsted and Tom Manis.
Jennings Funeral Home of Rome has charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Mrs Essie Virginia Green Buffington
Rome News Tribune April 30, 1981
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Essie Virginia Green Buffington, 85, Rome Rte. 1, Big Texas Valley Road, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at her residence following an illness of three months.  Mrs. Buffington was born in Floyd County, Feb. 15, 1896, daughter of the late Henry Jasper and Sarah Elizabeth Tolbert Green. She resided her entire life in Floyd County and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. A son, Albert Buffington, died April 20, 1934, and her husband Abner Cyrenius Buffington, died April 27, 1960.  Survivors are six sons, Clarence Darious (Tim) Buffington, Ruben Abner Buffington, Claude Rena Buffington and Henry Edward Buffington, all of Rome, Herman Abner Buffington, Jefferson(GA), and Billy Eugene Buffington, Macon, five sisters, Mrs. Susie McBurnett, Mrs. Bertha Wilkerson, Mrs. Nellie Fuller, all of Rome and Mrs. Maggie Flippen, Kennesaw, 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Stephens and Don Spears officiating. Interment was in Sand Springs Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

 

Lawrence Burkett

Rome News Tribune February 16, 1991

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for Lawrence Burkett will be at 4 p.m. today at the Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick Cross will officiate. Interment will be at Morning View Cemetery. Mr. Burkett, 80, of 4 Forsyth St. died Thursday at his residence. He was born April 14, 1910 in Floyd County. He had been a life-long resident of Floyd County. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a carpenter by Fox Manufacturing Company. He was a veteran of Worl War 2, having served in the Navy. Survivros include: a daughter, Mrs. Betty Mulvey, Douglasville; a son, Jerry Burkett, Otto, N.C. a sister, Mrs. Estelle Azzarello, California; two brothers, Howard Burkett and A. C. Burkett, both of California; five grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren. (Note: Died Feb. 14, 1991)

 

 

Marshall Steven Burkett
Rome News Tribune February 27, 1943
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
Services Set for M. S. Burkett

Funeral services for Marshall Steven Burkett, veteran of World War II, who died Monday in Veterans' Hospital, Augusta, after long illness, were to be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon in the Chapel of the Cole Funeral Home. Captain Robert Moore was to officiate. Burial was to be in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery. A native of Texas, Mr. Burkett moved to Rome in early childhood. He enlisted in the Navy in July, 1942, and served on the West Coast until he was discharged in 1943. He was 37 years old. (Note: Died February 25)

 

 

Mrs Mary Agnes Burkett

Rome News Tribune, April 17, 1930
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Burkett, 42, To Receive Last Rites on Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Agnes Burkett, 42, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Emmett Cole funeral home. Interment will be in the Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Burkett's body was found on the banks of the Etowah river Wednesday morning and coroner's jury, upon investigation, returned a verdict of death from drowning with suicidal intent. Relatives declared that she had been in ill health for some time and her act was attributed to this cause. She is survived by the following children: Floyd, Lawrence, Howard, A. C., and Estelle, of Rome; and Marshall, of Port Arthur, Texas. The following friends will act as pall bearers and are requested to meet at the funeral home at 2:30 o'clock: A. L. Lester, H. R. Lester, Marvin Tate, A. R. Johnson, L. P. Welch, and J. L. Hall. (Note: Died April 15)

 

 

Mrs Maggie E Burkhalter

Rome Tribune Jan. 21, 1935
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

Mrs. Burkhalter, 72, Dies Early Monday
Mrs. Maggie E. Burkhalter, 72, died Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her residence, 1135 North Broad street, after a long illness. She resided in Calhoun County, Ala., until two months ago, when she came here to reside with her daughter, Mrs. W. T. McCurry. She was a member of the Christian church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Pisgah. Dr. John H. Wood will officiate, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Burkhalter are her daughter; one sister, Mrs. J. F. Norris; three brothers, Matthew, William and George Broom, all of Alabama; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


 

William Gardner Burkhalter

Sunday, January 23, 1916
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Death of Infant
William Gardner, 15-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Burkhalter, died last night at 7:45 o'clock at the home of hH. F. Joyner officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. The pall-bearers are Lamar Camp, Gurley Johnson, Herschell Griffin and Harry Seward.

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 25, 1916
Baby's Death Saddened Erstwhile Happy Home
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Burkhalter sympathizing with them because of the death of their baby son, William Gardner, last Saturday. Although the little boy had lived but fifteen months, he had in that time became the dearest [illegible] in the home to his parents and to his devoted grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner. During his illness, the inmates of the household watched unceasingly at the little bedside, for an opportunity to aid his recovery. Death followed an attack of pneumonia and Sunday afternoon simple funeral services were held at the home on Maple street, followed by interment at Myrtle Hill cemetery, where the little grave was covered with beautiful flowers. Teach us to say "Thy will be done", thru tears we cannot see, We are resigned, our baby's gone, to rest, dear Lord, with Thee.

 

 

James Burnes

December 16, 1948
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

James Burnes, 87 Succumbs Today
James W. Burnes, 87, pioneer citizen of Rome, died at the residence, 102 East 10th Street at 1:05 p.m. today following an extended illness. Born February 25, 1861, the son of the late John and Mary Davis Burnes, he had spent his entire life in Floyd County. He was a charter member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church, and at the time of his death, was the oldest living member of the Maple Street Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, John M. and W. C. Burnes, of Rome; L. R. Burnes of Atlanta and S. H. Burnes, of Gainsville; three daughters, Mrs. Leila Green, of Rome; Mrs. R. S. Thomas of Summerville, and Mrs. M. O. Green, of Atlanta. Twenty six grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren also survive him. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jennings Funeral Home.  (Note: The notice in the next day's paper said the burial would be at Sand Springs Cemetery, with the funeral being held at 3 p.m. at the Maple Street Baptist Church. Pallbearers were A. L. Floyd, R. L. Cordle, Clifton Hicks, G. W. Boggs, Ben O. Morris and M. E. Horton.)

 

 

Andrew Jackson Burnett

The Rome Tribune, Monday, Dec. 16, 1963
Submitted by Mollie Story.

Andrew J Burnett's Services
Andrew Jackson (Andy) Burnett, 27, of Jack Miller Road, Rome, Rte. 2, was killed instantly at 2:15 p.m. Sunday when the car he was driving was struck by a train.Mr. Burnett was born in Gordon County, Sept. 20, 1936, son of George Adam and Fannie Elizabeth Chatmon Burnett and had been a resident of Plainesville the greater part of his life.He was a former employe of Ideal Roller Mfg. Co. and Pepperell Mfg. Co. but at the time of his death was employed by Dixie Belle Rug Mill at Calhoun. A brother George Kenneth Burnett, was killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, Feb 23, 1961.Survivors include a son, Keith Burnett, Calhoun; parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Burnett, Rome, Rte. 2; three brothers, Billy and Terry Burnett, Rome, Rte. 2, and Bobby Burnett of Atlanta; one sister, Miss Betty Jo Burnett, Rome, Rte. 2; grandmother, Mrs. W. B. Burnett, Scottsville and a number of aunts and uncles.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Plainsville Fellowship Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Willard Willis and the Rev. Dewitt Hunter, pastor of the Shannon First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Scottsville. The body was carried to the residence at 3 p.m. today to remain until the funeral hour.Active pallbearers are Edward Martin, Levon Stephens, Jimmy Ray, Edward Paris, Russell Edwards and Jimmy Sutton. Honorary pallbearers include Chester and Carlton Martin, Jack and Wyman Autry, Noah Weatherby, Buster Edwards, Paul Scott and Thomas Witt.Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


 

Mrs Ola Beatrice Burnham

Rome News Tribune May 30, 1983

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Ola Beatrice Burnham, 78, 220 Chatillon Rd., died at 5:30 a.m. today in a Rome hospital. A native of Walker County, she was born Aug. 12, 1904, the daughter of the late John Edward and Lavada Fowler Manning. She had been a resident of the area the greater part of her life and retired from Celanese in 1967 after 37 years of service. She was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church, Riverside. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn M. Boggs, Rome; one brother, William Howard Manning, LaFayette; four sisters, Janie Mae Nucholls; LaFayette, Cora Bell Self, Summerville, Johnny Gilstrap and Kate Orr, both of LaFayette; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Caylor officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Henry Watwood, Jimmy Keever, O. T. Self, Monte Wood, J. L. Battles and Roy Hart.

 

 

Tommy G Busby
4 February 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Tommy G. Busby Sr., age 87, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 1999. Mr. Busby was born June 10, 1911 in Piedmont, Ala. and was a member of the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irbey Bussey Busby; a son Tommy Busby of Calhoun; two daughters, Martha Busby of Rome and Carolyn Garner of Kennesaw; a sister Margaret Peek of Rome; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler and the Rev. Tom Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

 

John Whitmill Butler

Submitted by Sharon McConnell

Written by a Friend of W. Butler
Shannon, Ga., Nov. 16, 1896 - I see in last week's Argus, some one has written a few lines in loving remembrance of Mr. J. W. Butler. Every word of the piece was true, and much more could be said of his noble, Christian life. He was, when he live here, a shining light in our church; he inspired all who knew him with confidence in him and the God whom he served so faithfully. There was no work but Mr. Butler was willing and anxious to lend a helping hand. He was my Sunday school teacher, and he always greeted his class with smiles and kind words, and always had a nice talk with us over our lesson, and there was not one of us but what dearly loved him, but all who knew him knew his outside live, probably not so many new his home life, and in the home and family circle is the place to judge of a noble life. Oh, if there were many more such noble husbands and fathers as was Mr. Butler, what a grand world this would be! Loving, kind and helpful to his wife, ready to approve his children's innocent pastimes by kind words and smiles; ever on the watch for any evil that might spring up, and quick to put it down with tender though firm hands, and when the days pleasures were done, then he gathered his loved ones and friends around the fireside and there read a chapter of God's word and then gave thanks for the blessings and asked mercies for the future, and bore the needy ones to the throne of mercy on the wings of prayer, and we sought our beds feeling that earnest prayer in our hearts. Oh, what a tower of strength he was to his family and friends! And it seems so sad that one whose life was so noble and helpful, should be taken away from this world where so much help is needed; but God knows best and doeth all things well. Mr. Butler is now with the ransomed ones, there to intercede with the Father for his loved ones and friends here on earth. Our hearts are so dad, and the was so lonely, and rough is the path that our weary feed press; yet faith pleadeth ever, "Oh, fail not to trust him!" The dear Father knows, it is all for the best. Some day we shall know why the dear ones were taken; for the angels will summon us home to our rest. There with faith lost in sight and vision grown clearer, we shall see as God sees us and know it is best. A Friend.

A Memorandum.
Just as the hands of the clock pointed to the hour of eight on that beautiful Sabbath morning of November 1, the patient spirit of J. W. Butler took its flight to its everlasting home in the paradise of God.  For two long years he had been a sufferer with a disease of the bowels, and for several weeks before he died he was confined to his bed. In all of his sufferings, and at times they were intense, he was meekly resigned to the will of God, and many times expressed himself as "anxious to depart and be with Christ." The day before he died he called his family around his bedside and exhorted them to live Christian lives, to be temperate and Godly, to be zealous in church and Sabbath school work, and to always be ready to attend every service of the church and carry their children and train them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. C.L. Conn, assisted by Rev. W. M. McKenzie, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at Pleasant Valley.

 

 

Mrs G W Buttram

Rome News-Tribune, Friday, October, 23, 1970
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. G. W. Buttram, 72, of Adairsville, Rte. 1, died Thursday in a Rome hospital. The former Fannie Mae Carnes, she was the daughter of Lissie and Lizzie Bagley Carnes. She was a member of the Pentecostal church, Plainville.  Survivors include her husband: five daughters, Mrs. Wesley Blalock, and Mrs. Joe Bunch of Adairsville, Mrs. Mamie Campbell of Reseca, Mrs. Herman Wade of Jackson, Mrs. Sheila Duval of Kingston: two sons, L. W. Buttram of Calhoun, James Buttram, of Adairsville; 33 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the chapel of the Barton Funeral Home with the Revs. L. L. Robinson and R. L. Benefield officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Plainville.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Barton Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

 

 

John H Byars
Rome News Tribune June 17, 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

John H. Byars, 69, of 77 Atkins Drive S.E. died Tuesday at a Rome hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Byars was born in Cherokee County, Ala. June 9, 1918, son of the late John Henry Byars and Lou Ann Hardin Byars. He was a long-time resident of Floyd County. He was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church, the Joy Club; Oostanaula Lodge No. 113 F&AM., the low 12 Club, the Rome No. 26 Royal Arch, the Rome Council No. 15, the Rome Commandery No. 8, the Yaarab Temple, the Rome Shrine Club, Woodmen of the World and the American Legion Post No. 5 Shanklin Attaway. Mr. Byars was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He was a manger of Tenneco Oil.  Survivors include his wife, Frances Boggs Byars, to whom he was married Jan. 19, 1934; a son, James William Byars, Rome, a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Locklear, Rome; two brothers, Edgar Byars, Summerville, and Harper Byars, Sugar Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Atkins and Mrs. Pearl Cobb, both of Rome, two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
 

 

Mrs Minnie Frances Byars

Rome News Tribune April 14, 2005
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Minnie Frances Byars, age 86, of 77 Akins Drive, Rome, passed away Tuesday evening, April 12, 2005, at a local medical center. Mrs. Byars was born on Dec. 21, 1918, in Cherokee County, AL, the daughter of the late Walter Boggs and Emma Ruth McCain Boggs. She lived most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. Mrs. Byars also volunteered as a Gray Lady at Floyd Medical Center. She loved to work with flowers and gardening. Mrs. Byars loved and enjoyed her children, grand-children and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Byars in June 1987 and her parents. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James "Bill" W. Byars, and Linda of Rome, a daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Mike Locklear of Rome; two grand-children, Michael Locklear and Dee Dee Wilson, six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Turner and Cole Locklear, Jordan Salmon, Dakota Wilson and Jeremy Honea. One sister, Jewell Ramsey, of Rome also survives. ion of Jennings Oaknoll Chapel.
 

 

Roy Byrd

Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, January 30, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Byrd Child Buried
Roy, the eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Byrd, who died Friday, was buried in the Lindale cemetery Saturday afternoon.

 

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